Date of Printing: c. 2000 • Medium: Photograph, RC print (B&W) • Subject Category: Photography - Art • Signed: Unsigned Period • Created: Post-Modern (1950 - 1999) • Plate Size HxWxD cm: 23•5 x 18•8 • Leaf Paper Size HxW cm: 25.5 x 20.5 • Style:Original Vintage • Print on Verso: Blank on verso• Condition: Pristine - new or as new • Edition Type: Original Print • Paper Type: Resin Coated Photographic Paper • Framed: Unframed
This is a portrait of the jazz pianist ART TATUM taken by famed photographer Herman Leonard sometime in the late 1950s.
Tatum is considered one of the greatest jazz pianists of all time. His performances were hailed for their technical proficiency and creativity, which set a new standard for jazz piano virtuosity. Critic Scott Yanow wrote, "Tatum's quick reflexes and boundless imagination kept his improvisations filled with fresh (and sometimes futuristic) ideas that put him way ahead of his contemporaries."
Glossy resin coated paper, printed ca. 2000.This is NOT a digital scan or print, but an original print developed in the dark room -- using classic techniques.Condition is PRISTINE.Info sticker on verso.Please see photos.
This print is part of our classic JAZZ MASTERS series of jazz & blues musicians.These were used as promotional photographs issued by their record companies, and sometimes were printed by the photographer themselves.